Horse Health Matters®

Dental Care

Wolf Teeth in Horses

Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

Wolf Teeth in Horses

by Deb M. Eldredge, DVM

April 6, 2017 14:43

Although the mention of wolf teeth may bring visions of werewolf fangs, wolf teeth in horses are drastically different. Learn about these troublesome teeth and …

First Aid

Horse Trailering Accidents

Katie Navarra

Horse Trailering Accidents

by Katie Navarra

April 11, 2017 11:18

Horse trailer accidents do happen. Learn how to prepare for a trailer accident and how your first aid preparations can save the lives of both horses and people …

General Care

Maintenance Clipping for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Maintenance Clipping for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

April 17, 2017 14:11

Learn the 8 steps that will keep your horse well-groomed with maintenance clipping along with suggestions for purchasing and keeping your clippers in good shape …

Rehabilitating a Neglected Horse Requires Critical Care

by Anna Sochocky

June 21, 2018 14:30

The neglected horse has many needs including critical care for any wounds, curling or cracked hoofs, dental and skin problems, and deworming as well as a …

Tip of the Day

Products containing glucosamine and/or condroitin sulfate are one of the most common feed additives. Questions about bioavialability when administered orally and overall efficacy are not completely understood.

Healthy Barn

Keeping Your Barn Safe

Flossie Sellers

Keeping Your Barn Safe

by Flossie Sellers

April 20, 2017 14:27

Falls, fire, structural inadequacies, and horse-related injuries are legitimate concerns for every horse owner. Read to learn the 12 tips for barn safety and …

Hoof Care

Farrier's Prices

EquiMed Staff

Farrier's Prices

by EquiMed Staff

April 30, 2017 16:48

Although no general article can address the costs of a farrier in a particular area, learn about the value of a farrier's services and the support a competent …

Nutrition

Hay for Your Horse

EquiMed Staff

Hay for Your Horse

by EquiMed Staff

May 4, 2017 10:14

Grass hay, grain hay, alfalfa hay - these are the basic staples of horse food. Not all hay is the same. Nutritional differences vary as much as price. Learn how …

Feeding Hay Free Choice: Pros and Cons

by Miriam Rieck

May 4, 2017 10:20

Feeding your horse "free choice" is encouraged by many leading equine nutritionists. Major horse owner concerns include high cost and fat horses. Here are some …

Essentials

Meeting the Horse's Basic Dietary Needs

by EquiMed Staff

May 3, 2017 11:17

Horses require basic nutrition elements in proper proportions and amounts. This article discuss the equine's basic dietary needs, giving you the information you …

General Care

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Parasite Control Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

November 8, 2018 11:24

Read about the many types of parasites that can affect your horse and learn how using the three "arms" of strategic deworming can be an answer to your parasite …

General Care

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

EquiMed Staff

Horse Vaccination Guidelines

by EquiMed Staff

April 21, 2017 10:34

An effective equine vaccination program always begins with a discussion with your veterinarian and why the risk factors in your particular area of the country …

First Aid

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

EquiMed Staff

Do's and Don'ts of Horse First Aid

by EquiMed Staff

April 10, 2017 10:26

Minor injuries and illnesses in horses can turn into costly or catastrophic situations if not recognized and treated promptly. Read to learn the 5 principles of …

Word of the Day

Analgesic

A remedy used to treat and reduce pain.

Want a Healthy Horse? Look to the Way Horses Live in the Wild …

by EquiMed Staff

April 25, 2017 13:06

Over the years, researchers have thoroughly investigated the evolution of horses and determined that the way horses live in the wild can serve as a guide for …

es·sen·tial
/əˈsen(t)SHəl/
adjective
  1. absolutely necessary; extremely important.
    synonyms: crucial, necessary, key, vital, indespensable, important, of the essence, critcal imperative, manditory, compulsory, obligatory

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